Volunteers help transform Miami’s Virginia Key from desolate hammock to lush wilderness

Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape. Now, it is brimming with native plants and wildlife.

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The Miami Kidney Walk

The Miami Kidney Walk March 29th, 2015 Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Miami, FL Registration 830am/Walk Start 10am     The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and […]

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Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Celebrates 70th anniversary with monthly events and commemoration throughout 2015

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park commemorates its 70th anniversary in April with The Nature Conservancy and Baynanza focusing on the environment during EARTH MONTH. April 2015 marks the spring commencement of a year-long celebration for The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The park, once the segregated “colored only” beach of Miami-Dade County now serves the […]

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The Nature Conservancy: Connect with Nature Festival

The Nature Conservancy is visiting Historic Virginia Key Beach Park where we invite you to Connect With Nature on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am – 4pm at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL, www.virginiakeybeachpark.net.

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LOVE BURN 2015

MISSION: Join us as we grow a happy, loving, prosperous community that brings together art, music, technology, education and The Principles of Burning Man. We celebrate bringing performance art, small to large scale interactive art, and great music in South Florida. THEME: The 2015 event theme was Superheros (and Villains). THE CHALLENGE: Each the of […]

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What Is Nature Links for Lifelong Learning?

By connecting these young adults to the natural world through organic gardening, habitat restoration, exercise and healthy habits, through community events and by reawakening an awareness of the beauties of nature and the expressive arts, we help them unlock the creative powers in themselves and in all of us.

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Moonlight

A landmark South Florida film and winner of the Golden Globe Award for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” A film critique by Irene Lopez, Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Far from standard indie or big production house arcs, screenwriters Barry Jenkins and award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose mothers were HIV positive addicts, combine their […]

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The tradition of eating eggs on Easter

DID YOU KNOW…? The tradition of eating eggs on Easter has its roots tied to Lent, during which Christians traditionally abstained from animal products such as eggs. As chickens continued to lay eggs throughout the six week lent period, people started to hard boil, decorate and save them for Easter. The egg was a symbol of […]

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Volunteers take the time to support.

The Miami Waterkeepers, TREEmendous Miami, a local law firm and Virginia Key Beach Park Trust staff combined forces for shoreline exotic vegetation removal at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Saturday, Nov. 5th.

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GET EXCITED! Event season is starting.

Enjoy the mile-long shoreline on an island within the City of Miami. Ride on the antique carousel and mini train next to sparkling blue seas. Revel in stunning, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Picnic and mingle under one of the many shaded pavilions. Explore the nature boardwalk and the coastal hammock […]

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Turkish Airlines Announces World Record Attempt to Build Tallest Sandcastle

Turkish Airlines launched nonstop service from Miami International Airport to Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Sunday, October 25. As a launch promotion, Turkish Airlines engaged 7-time GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record holder The Sand Sculpture Company and its owner Ted Siebert to build the tallest sandcastle in the world. The sandcastle is located at Historic Virginia Key Beach […]

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The 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and the 5th annual Coastal Cleanup at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

2015 marked the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and the 5th annual Coastal Cleanup at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. More than 50 volunteers joined together to participate

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Thank You, Mrs. Thomas.

South Florida Icon and a former founding Trustee of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Eugenia B. Thomas, (Right) poising with Kechi Okpala in 2010, at a luncheon held in Mrs. Thomas’ honor, passed away August 24th, 2015 at the age of 90.

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Virginia Key, first ‘colored only’ beach in Miami during Jim Crow era, celebrates 70 Years

In a green wig, Guy Forchion, director of Virginia Key Beach Park, stands outside a karaoke tent with a friend on Saturday, where a festival commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the park took place. Caitlin Granfield For the Miami Herald Invalid Displayed Gallery By Caitlin Granfield Special to the Miami Herald Saturday […]

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